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Garbage Picker

Bending Unit
« on: 08-05-2003 03:58 »

What happened to FUTURAMA on CN?? One night at 11 im watching FUTURAMA and the next im watching Home Movies. I know that CN planned to stop it eventually but they didnt even show all the eps (i think).

Also, with ratings higher than they ever have been, do you think FOX will let FUTURAMA resurface?

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #1 on: 08-05-2003 04:07 »

Its just taking a break on CN.  CN likes to, at least with Adult Swim, take their shows off the air for a few months sometimes to keep it fresh.  After all, with only 72 episodes (and only 56 of which are actually available to them for now) it would get stale rerunning the same ones over and over.  But its coming back in November with the "McSeason 5" episodes.  Oh, and if you really must get a daily 'Rama fix, TBS is currently showing episodes in the early monrnings/late afternoons as well.
Garbage Picker

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 08-05-2003 04:09 »

Yes, ive beens watching. Mon-Fri, 2 o'clock, channel 7. God  i hate fox

Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 08-05-2003 08:34 »

dont worry, cn is doing a good thing.  and home movies is a good replacement (but not as good as futurama of course)

Space Pope
« Reply #4 on: 08-06-2003 00:13 »

Actually, looks like Futurama's returning sooner than we thought... it'll be airing at 11:30 starting Monday (with Family Guy now at 11).
Zack Brannigan

Bending Unit
« Reply #5 on: 08-06-2003 00:16 »

I imagine their ratings have fallen since they took Futurama off.
Action Jacktion

« Reply #6 on: 08-06-2003 00:23 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2003 00:23 »

Interesting.  At one point I read it wouldn't be back until November.  I don't know, maybe it was so popular on TBS that they want to bring it back earlier than planned.  I wonder if its ratings will increase now that it's on at 11:30 instead of 11; I theorized that Family Guy might have previously been getting higher ratings because there's more competition on other channels at 11 than 11:30.

In case you're wondering (or too lazy to check), they're picking up near the end of season 2, beginning with "The Deep South."  It's good that they're starting wtih some high-quality episodes, though that probably doesn't matter; I think "Lesser of Two Evils" is their highest-rated episode ever.
Bending Unit
« Reply #7 on: 08-06-2003 02:22 »

According to a source at Cartoon Network, they were already planning to show Futurama at 11:30 rather than 11 when it returns. And part of the reason for the change is pretty entertaining.

The 11:00 timeslot was originally chosen in part because "nothing's on at 11" (meaning you get local news with the backup anchors before Dave or Jay). But it turns out that everyone (besides CBS and NBC) schedules comedy shows at 11pm because "nothing's on at 11," so there's actually more competition, not less.

And where did they figure this out? Not from looking at TV Guide, or analyzing ratings, but from a nasty email from an irate fan saying something like, "You bastards, you know that Futurama and Jon Stewart have the same audience and you're forcing us to choose on purpose."

So see, sometimes those crazy emails do make a difference.

(Personally, I was perfectly happy to watch Futurama and Family Guy from 11-12, then catch Jon Stewart at 1am.)
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